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    Furniture workers at a factory in Houston, Texas, were given some surprising demonstrations of Darwin's theory Nov 11.

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    Furniture workers at a factory in Houston, Texas, were given some surprising demonstrations of Darwin's theory Nov 11. Three chimpanzees - "Fudgie", "Bobbie" and "Candy" were given the opportunity to work on the assembly line and show the world there was no "monkey business" about their output!
    Factory owner Ben Friedman was said to be interested in engaging more chimpanzees to work for him - they are much cheaper to employ than humans and demand only a mid-morning banana break.

    The chimpanzees dutifully "clocked in" for work and then set about zipping up sofa covers, attending to packing operations and generally showing that there is a lot to be said for working-class monkeys.

    A big problem for officials of the factory's chimpanzee union was what rate of pay they should start at.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA99LZZWBEAEPWX4TUEPTJLHINH
    Media URN:
    VLVA99LZZWBEAEPWX4TUEPTJLHINH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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